Sunday 18 September 2011

Satisfied Mind

Another good day in the studio with The Primevals. Today was adding little bits - wah-wah guitar, acoustic guitar, feedback, and piano. We also added claves, tambourine, and Michael stormed through the vocals.

He also overdubbed a touch of guitar - using Big Black, my 25-year-old guitar. 

My signal chain for rehearsals is generally Guitar -> Amp and all yesterday's recording was Guitar -> Twin Reverb. Today I was adding some Wah-Wah, and Martin also used my amp to add some slide, seeing as it was set up already. 

Great fun, and the rough mixes sound very good.  Four tracks ready to mix - I'll struggle to make the time to be there for the mixing, but that's OK. 

Saturday 17 September 2011

Two more photos from Green Door

We had Tunnocks Teacakes - how very Jock & Roll. 

And in the second photo you can see John "Rodeo" Honeyman. We've been in bands together off and on (more on than off) since he joined The Primevals, about 5 gigs in, in 1983. He is also a stalwart of The Beat Poets. 

An excellent day

We spent today in Green Door studio. We recorded four tunes - Prediliction For The Blues, Don't Be Afraid To Cry, High Risk Times and The Lure of Desire. We have rocking takes of each, which we could go with quite happily. We will spend maybe a couple of hours tomorrow doing some additional guitar bits - some fuzz-wah, a couple of touches of feedback and a wee double of a part on acoustic. Then we'll do vocals, and see if we need any keyboards or percussion. 

It's a good room, and we had a really positive day : 16 tracks is enough, really, for a 5 man rock & roll band, isn't it ? 

Photo of Michael Rooney - it's his fault I'm still doing this. We've been friends since 1982 - we first met through his record stall. Primitive Records. I ended up working there. 

I've practised my overdubs for tomorrow - now it's time for some red wine and some lovely home-made lasagne, then I'll finish off some Dolcelatte that is rebelling against pretty much everything. If I don't eat it tonight it will end up in the bin very soon. 

Wednesday 14 September 2011

Daft ? I'll show you daft!

I've meant to do something like this for a long time - but I now have Lobey Dosser & Ramk Badjin on my guitar picks. I am ludicrously pleased by that fact. 

Off now to rehearse - recording Saturday and Sunday.